Two Chesterfield players took part in a visit to Bolsover C of E Junior School recently to talk to the children about the life of being a footballer.Jack Broadhead and Michael Onovwigun talked to around 20 year three and year four students and signed autographs for them after the question and answer session, which concentrated on promoting healthy eating and nutrition.
“They’ll be really inspired,” said Pamela Hall, teaching and learning sssistant at the school. “It’s an aspirational thing, if they want to be footballers and these guys have kindly come in. It just builds that confidence and they’ll think ‘Yeah this is what I want to do.’”
The players had been keen to come down to the school and talk to the kids as they know what kind of effect role models such as footballers could have on their futures.
Broadhead said that there were no such opportunities when he was a school student and was pleased that Chesterfield were organising visits like these.
He said: “There wasn’t anything like this but there should have been because that would have been something that I’d have really enjoyed and been into and inspired me to be a footballer.
“I can see this is really going to help give them an insight into what professionals do and inspire them to do whatever they want to do. Not necessarily football, but if they see people like Tommy Lee and Eoin Doyle, their favourite players, are just normal people like us then they can do anything they want.”